Comerica's Monica L. Martinez Named Among Nation's Most Influential Latino Leaders
Sep 6, 2017
DALLAS, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank's Monica L. Martinez has been named to the "101 Most Influential Latinos in 2017" by Latino Leaders magazine, July/August edition. Martinez, Comerica's senior vice president of External Affairs, was selected on criteria of integrity, passion, vision and strong leadership.
"It's humbling to be honored among such distinguished professionals," said Martinez. "I'm thankful to Latino Leaders magazine for recognizing my professional accomplishments and my work within the community."
In her dual role at Comerica, Martinez oversees charitable contributions and maintains relationships with key community stakeholders in the Michigan Market, while also serving as the director of National Hispanic Business Development in the bank's primary markets—Texas, Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan. She helps direct the bank's Hispanic Business Initiative teams and Hispanic Employee Resource groups. Martinez is also accountable for growing business relationships and developing outreach initiatives with emphasis on the bank's expanding markets nationwide.
"Latinos are becoming the most influential segment in the U.S. since the baby boomers, representing 18 percent of the overall population, as reported in a recent Nielsen study," said Martinez. "It is essential to connect with our communities and build strong relationships with Hispanic business owners and entrepreneurs who are playing a substantial role in job creation and economic development."
Fluent in Spanish and English, Martinez holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in International Business with a focus in Marketing. For her graduate work, she studied Interdisciplinary Technology with a concentration in Business Management at Eastern Michigan University.
She serves in a leadership capacity on several nonprofit boards including, the Michigan Hispanic Chamber, SER Jobs for Progress National, the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, New Detroit and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition.
In July, Martinez was also one of eight women recognized by DBusiness magazine's "Powered by Women" List as one of the most influential women in Michigan for driving growth locally, nationally and globally.
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico.
SOURCE Comerica Incorporated
For further information: Yolanda Walker, (214) 462-4463